Ludwig van Beethoven
Person Male Born 17/12/1770 Died 26/3/1827
Composer. Born (we only have his baptism date) in Bonn (now Germany). His ninth, the Choral, symphony, Ode to Joy, was commissioned in 1822 by the Philharmonic Society of London and first performed on 21 March 1825 in the new Argyll Rooms, Regent Street. Its official debut was in Vienna the following year. The Philharmonic Society invited him to London but, as far as we can tell, he never came. Died Vienna.